Customers

Our rapid prototype customers

Working with the likes of Lotus, Mercedes Benz, Bosch and GSK gives us a unique perspective on the role that Britain’s engineering and design talent plays on the world stage.

We deliver prototype parts and models for every stage of the design and development process including:

  • Concept models: ideal for helping clients or colleagues visualise your design
  • Presentation prototypes: to support your marketing or trade show activities
  • Functional prototypes: to test strength, rigidity and other properties
  • Pre-production prototypes: to help you assess manufacturing feasibility
  • Painting and finishing: we have full painting and hand finishing facilities

Testimonials

Martin Prescott, CCS Limited

“The things we need most from a prototyping partner in our rapidly-moving industry are a consistently high level of quality, fast turnaround, on-time delivery and reliable service. Prototype Projects always send us quotes on the same-day we request them. We never have to chase them for anything. I value the problem-solving, ‘can-do’ approach offered by Gary, Martin, Justin and the rest of the team. Compared to other Cambridge and UK engineering companies, the Prototype Projects service is head and shoulders above the rest.”

 

Rob Butcher – Consultant Mechanical Design Engineer, Sphere Medical Limited

“Thanks to Justin, Gary, Martin, Hannah and all the team who have helped deliver our recent (large!) SLS order. We put it together for a part fit check prior to sending it out for painting. Both Hugh and I have been astounded at how little we have had to fettle to get it all to fall into place, these parts stand as a testament to the quality of your work at Prototype Projects.”

 

Anthony Mayne – Product Development Engineer, Wisdom Toothbrushes Limited

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“I’ve been in new product development for 20 years and need a reliable, quick and cost effective way of getting hold of basic models. Prototype Projects understand design concepts and, being so cost effective, it means we can try multiple concepts without breaking the bank.  Who needs the headache of owning your own 3D printer when you can use this service?”

 

 Jon Plumb – Cambridge Design Technology

“We have worked with Prototype Projects for more than a decade. In that time, as client timescales have got tighter and expectation levels have increased, they have consistently turned quotes around quickly, delivered parts to short lead times and maintained high levels of product quality.

“Prototype Projects frequently surpass our expectations and go out of their way to support us, on many occasions accepting orders late in the day and delivering parts by close of business the next. This unwavering quality of service from Prototype Projects means we can always rely on them to realise our clients’ designs quickly and efficiently, and with their ever expanding portfolio of processes and materials we will continue to rely on them into the future.”

 

John Hawker – Managing Director, Design Technology International Ltd

“We have worked with Prototype Projects Limited for nearly 30 years. They are our supplier of choice for manufacture of prototype parts. In a profession in which timescales are constantly reducing and expectations for quality and cost effectiveness are always increasing, Prototype Projects never fail to deliver.

“With the capability to produce Rapid Prototype parts using state of the art SLA, CNC or RIM manufacturing technologies, their development team has the knowledge and expertise to manufacture prototype parts, small batch quantities and pre-production components and assemblies, of the highest quality.

“We have no hesitation in recommending Prototype Projects to clients who are looking for an exceptional prototype manufacturing partner to assist in bringing new products to market.”

 

Aaron Ventura – Director of Engineering and Production, ISS Thermal Ltd

“I can thoroughly recommend Prototype Projects for consideration in low volume complex and simple projects that might involve a variety of production techniques, from multiple axis CNC work through to moulded parts. A visit to their factory in Royston Hertfordshire may prove very useful at the outset of any project needing their type of capability.”

 

Katy Hudson – Strategic Project Buyer, Parker Hannifin Ltd

“We are very pleased with the business relationship we share with Prototype Projects. We have found their service to be fast, dependable, friendly and supportive. Their flexibility and willingness to adapt to our needs is extremely important to our company and the success of our projects. They are a prime example of quality products and great customer service.”

 

Danny Godfrey – Managing Director, eg technology Ltd

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Claire McNamara – Engineering Programme Manager, Quantex Arc Ltd

“Prototype Projects have consistently produced parts of the highest quality and with excellent attention to detail with lead times to achieve the tightest of deadlines. No design is too difficult!”

 

David Spurling – Quanta Fluid Solutions

“Prototype Projects excel at rapidly understanding our prototype requirements and providing a broad range of effective solutions. This has varied from simulation of injection moulded parts that require resistance to high temperature water (using SLAs in Accura Peak), to gearbox components requiring high stiffness and tolerances (glass filled PU vacuum casting with post op CNC machining). The expertise and flexibility of Prototype Projects has been pivotal to meeting our medical device prototyping requirements.”

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